Game tickets are on sale now to the general public.  If you are interested in reserving a seat on the Bronco fan bus and/or attending the pre-game event, click the Pre-Game Event and Fan Bus Information link.


ATTENTION: The student bus has SOLD OUT!  Students have come out in masses to support the Broncos, selling out the bus with over two weeks to go before the game.  Students can still purchase tickets for this game but they will not include transportation to Ford Field.

Your Bronco football team takes on Big Ten opponent Illinois at noon Saturday, Nov. 8, at Ford Field in Detroit. If you are a currently enrolled WMU student, you can purchase one game ticket at the special price of just $15. You can purchase additional student tickets for $22.  To purchase your tickets and visit the WMU Athletic Ticket Office or click on the link directly above.


ATTENTION: The Fan Buses are SOLD OUT! Thank you to the great Bronco fans who signed up.  Information on pick and drop off times and locations is listed below.  Please know tickets are still available for the pre-game event and can be purchased by clicking the above link.  

President John Dunn and the Western Michigan University Community invite you to a pre-game event and football game at Ford Field on Saturday, November 8, 2008. The pre-game event will take place at the North Club located on the third level north side of Ford Field.  The closest gate to the event's location is Gate D.  Join fellow alumni and friends to cheer for the Broncos as they take on the University of Illinois Fighting Illini.  Buster Bronco, the cheerleading team and the dance team and members of the marching bad will be join us at the pre-game event.  Come join us for food, refreshments and fun as we get ready to cheer the Broncos to a victory.

Adult tickets are just $20 and children under 12 years old and under are only $10. The opportunity sign up for a seat on the fan bus will be made at point of purchase.  There is limited seating available, reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis.  To purchase tickets for the pre-game event click the link directly above.

The fan buses will depart from Waldo Stadium (Lot #10) at 7:30 a.m. on Nov. 8.  Arrival is scheduled for 10 a.m. (the same time the pre-game events begin) and gates open for the game at 10:30 a.m.  The gate fans arrive at in Detroit (TBA) will be the same gates they will be picked up at after the game.  All fans taking the fan buses to the game will be asked to be on the bus 30 minutes after the conclusion of the game with an arrival back at Waldo Stadium (Lot #10) approximately 2-2.5 hours later.


For the WMU Week in Detroit full list of events, please visit Western Michigan University's alumni web site, linked directly above.


Check out the link directly above for parking information at Ford Field.


Whether you are traveling from the North, South, East or West ... we have you covered with directions straight to Ford Field.


Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

For reservations call:
Fan Rate - $119.00
Code when calling to make reservations: WMU Fan/Alumni Rate 

Hilton Garden Inn Detroit

351 Gratiot Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 967-0900
(313) 967-0908 fax
Contact Name: LaParise Elerson, Sales Manager (
Fan Rate - $139.00
Code when calling to make reservations: None, just request the rate of $139.00